IUTAM Symposium on Turbulent Structure and Particles-Turbulence Interaction: 7-11th July 2023

Turbulent dispersed multiphase flows are common in natural environment and industry applications with Reynolds number spanning 6~7 orders of magnitude. Examples of various physics include droplet and pollutant dispersion, sand/dust storm, sediment transport in water bodies, fluidized beds, bubbly flows. Owing to the wide range of length- and time scales, the characteristics and dynamics of the carrier phase turbulence are not fully understood up to now. When particles are suspended into and interact with turbulence, the overall flow becomes extremely complex and hard to predict. Therefore this topic has garnered continual attention since the early 1980s.

This symposium aims to bring together specialist in the field of turbulent dispersed multiphase flows including droplet and pollutant dispersion, sand/dust storms, sediment transport in water or air flows, fluidized beds, bubbly flows etc. Discussions between the experts of these fields enable the exchange of ideas about the recent advances in the characteristics of turbulent structure, the underlying mechanisms of particle-turbulence interaction, the numerical and experimental methods developed for turbulent multiphase flow, as well as the possible future trends.


Organizing Committee

Chairman: Xiaojing Zheng, Lanzhou University, China

Co-chair: S. Balachandar, University of Florida, USA



Jifu Zhou, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Hua Liu, Shanghai Jiaotong University

Jinjun Wang, Beihang University

Chunxiao Xu, Tsinghua University

Xueming Shao, Zhejiang University

Jianjun Tao, Peking University

Jianqiang Chen,China Aerodynamics Research and Development Center

Jianzhong Lin, Zhejiang University

Zhaosheng Yu, Zhejiang University

Chengwen Zhong, Northwest Polytechnical University

Hengdong Xi, Northwest Polytechnical University 

Quan Zhou, Shanghai University


Co-organizer: Lian Shen, University of Minnesota,Twin Cities, USA


Secretary-General: Ning Huang, Lanzhou University, China


Scientific Committee

Xiaojing Zheng, Lanzhou University, China

Sivaramakrishnan Balachandar, University of Florida, USA

Rodney O. Fox, Iowa State University, USA

Cristian Marchioli, University of Udine, Italy

Alfredo Soldati, TU Wien, Austria

Eckart Meiburg, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA

Ke-Qing Xia, Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Lianping Wang, Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Chao Sun, Tsinghua University, China

Rene Van Hout, Israel Institute of technology, Israel

Lian Shen, University of Minnesota,Twin Cities, USA (Co-organizer)

Keith Moffatt (IUTAM Representative, DAMPT, UK)



Local Organizing Committee

Director: Ning Huang

Member: Ping Wang, Guohua Wang, Ruifeng Hu, Huan Zhang, Xiaoyan Ye, Hongyou Liu, Wei Zhu, Jie Zhang, Shuicun Wang



International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM)

College of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Lanzhou University

Key Laboratory of Mechanics on Disaster and Environment in Western China, The Ministry of Education of China

Center for Particle-laden Turbulence, Lanzhou University

Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics-Youth Committee